JOG FALLS - Location | River | How to | Accommodation

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With a drop of 830 feet, Jog Falls is India’s second-highest plunge waterfall (the first being Nohkalikai Falls in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya). It is without a doubt the most beautiful waterfall we have ever seen.

The powerful waterfall inspired us to believe that the water and rocks are so tenacious that they labor nonstop all day.

In this page, you’ll discover all you need to know about traveling to Jog Falls, including directions, descriptions of the different views, places to visit around Jog Falls, and places to stay near the Falls in Karnataka.

If you’re planning a vacation to Karnataka’s massive Falls, you may simply combine it with visits to Gokarna and places to see around Gokarna.

Detailed Information

It is in Shimoga district of Karnataka are called Jog Falls. In order to create the large waterfall on the Sharavathi River, four streams named as Raja, Rani, Rover, and Rocket cascade together. Geruoppe Falls, Gersoppa Falls, and Jogada Gundi are often known as the Geruoppe Falls, Gersoppa Falls, and Jogada Gundi Falls. The English term “jog” refers to falls in Kannada.
The Falls are distinct since the water does not cascade down the cliff in tiers; instead, it thunders down the hill, losing touch with the granite faces, which gives it the distinction of being the highest waterfall in India that is not tiered. The natural beauty of the surrounding countryside is enhanced by the cascading waterfalls, which provide an attractive back background. Those who want to walk to the foot of the falls and take a dip in the water may go ahead and start now.

Where is Jog Falls located / Kahan Sthit Hai ?

The name of the waterfall is Jog Falls, and it is located in the Western Ghats in the Siddapur taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka.

It is situated in Sagara Taluk in Shimoga district in the state of Karnataka. The second tallest plunge waterfall in India is located in the Himalayas.

Where is jog falls in India?

It is in Sagara taluk Shivamogga district, Karnataka, India

It is situated on which river ?

Jog Falls is situated on the Sharavati River, western Karnataka state, southwestern India.

What is the height of Jog Falls ?

The height of Jog Falls is 253 m (830 ft).

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How to reach Jog Falls?

  • Nearest airport is located in Bangalore.
  • If you’re in Bangalore, you may go to Sagara via rail and then take a bus to the Falls
  • It may be reached directly by using buses that originate in Bangalore.
  • You may take a bus from Bangalore to Sagara and then a local bus to Jog, or, alternatively, you can take a bus from Bangalore to Sagara and then take a local bus to Jog.

Jog Falls distance from Mysore

The distance from Mysore to Jog Falls is 7 hr 23 min (344.9 km) via Arsikere – Mysore Rd and NH 69.

Bangalore to Jog Falls & Distance

The distance from Bangalore to Jog Falls is 7 hr 18 min (402.3 km) via NH 48 and NH 69.

Shimoga to Jog Falls

The distance from Shimoga to the falls is 1 hr 48 min (100.6 km) via NH 69.

Murudeshwar to Jog falls

The distance from Murudeshwar to the falls is 1 hr 57 min (87.7 km) via NH 66 and NH 69.

Best time to visit JOG FALLS

Tropical monsoon season is the best.
During June through September, the area experiences a lot of rainfall. Monsoons enhance the grandeur of Jog Falls, thus visiting the area during monsoon season is ideal. In March, the summer season starts and continues through May.

During the months of August and December is the ideal time to see Falls and to hit on tour with your friends, family.

Best attractions for tourists to roam around & enjoy!

The best way to see the Falls is to visit some of the well-known tourist locations around it.


Constructed on the backwaters of the Linganmakki Dam, this island is known for water sports.


It is located 15 km north of Shimoga, India and boating excursions on the lake is an excellent way to spend a day.


The Lion – Tiger Reserve is situate at 12 km north of Shimoga on the Shimoga to Falls road.

Interesting locations around the Falls

Take a tour to the Falls, exploring the surroundings as you go.

  • Sagara is a tiny town in the Shimoga district, which is situates 30 kilometers from the Falls.
  • Siddapura is a small town locates in Kodagu district, where the Sahyadri mountain ranges are beautifully frame by the town.
  • Sirsi is like a hill-station situates in emerald green woods and numerous waterfalls.
    • And all in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India.

Festivals and Fairs

Every year in August, devotees flock to Sirsi, a town near Falls, to worship a black marble idol of Lord Ganesha.

Places to eat near the falls

  • There are a few places to eat in the vicinity of Falls.
  • Most restaurants provide both vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods.
  • It’s okay to bring your own food and drink, although the restaurant at Maurya Hotel is very excellent.

Accommodation at Jog Falls Karnataka, India

KSTDC Hotel Mayura Gerusoppa, Jog falls

  • Hotel Mayura Gerusoppa of Karnataka Tourism is without a doubt the finest location to stay near Jog Falls in Karnataka. It is by far the finest KTDC-managed hotel.
  • They feature ten double rooms and a separate dormitory with ten beds.
  • All of the accommodations had a view of the magnificent Falls, which we were able to see via room’s large glass window.
  • The hotel’s campus is accessible to visitors throughout the day. Also, early in the morning, you have the whole campus to yourself before visitors arrive.
  • The loud roar of the waterfall can also be audible in the chamber.
  • They have a restaurant, and although the menu is small, they serve delicious cuisine and provide room service.

PWD Guest House

  • This guesthouse is situates on an elevation part of Hotel Mayura and provides a breathtaking view of Karnataka’s Falls. However, it can only be schedule if you have any connections with the Public Works Department or if you can physically visit the PWD office. Online reservations are not available.

Sharavathi Adventure Camp

  • Sharavathi Adventure Camp is approximately 6 kilometers from the Falls in Karnataka. It is a nature camp that also offers adventurous activities.
  • It is perch on a knoll overlooking the Talakalale Reservoir, close to the Linganamakki Dam.
  • Their rate is a full package that includes lodging, food, and adventure activities.
  • The nature camp is under Jungle Lodges & Resorts and offers great service.

Prakruthi Yatri Niwas Lodge

  • Prakruthi Yatri Niwas is the second-best location to stay in Karnataka near the Falls. It is a low-cost motel situates just close to the Falls.
  • The hotel grounds do not offer a good view of the waterfall.
  • The noise of the collapse, on the other hand, will be audible.
  • They have an on-site restaurant that offers delicious cuisine.

Is jog falls open now for tourists?

Visitors are also permit to go to the bottom of the waterfall from Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors are now control at the entry, where they must pay Rs 10, Rs 40 for a car, and Rs 100 for a larger vehicle.

But for your kind information the Falls details is yet to be finalise from the tourism department and the Government of Karnataka whether they have allowed the tourism for the same. So Stay connected with us as we will be updating it here itself.

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